TCP-Aware Forward Error Correction for Wireless Networks

This paper studies TCP performance improvement in wireless and heterogeneous networks using Forward Error Correction (FEC) technique driven by TCP semantics. In the proposed scheme, called TCP-aware FEC, the amount of redundancy added to a packet at the sender node corresponds to the level of error protection and is computed as a function of TCP congestion window. The TCP-aware FEC becomes stronger for low congestion window values (experienced after a packet loss is detected), while the amount of added redundancy is reduced for the large window values approaching the capacity of the end-to-end link.

Provided by: Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering Topic: Mobility Date Added: Nov 2010 Format: PDF

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